Two dozen teams from across the country competed this past weekend in the 19th annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl national finals in Morehead City.
A new U.S. Senate bill, the Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act, would create a moratorium on seismic exploration for oil and natural gas off the East Coast.
Professor Andrew Read has been named director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory on Pivers Island in Beaufort effective July 1.
Braxton Davis, director of the state Division of Coastal Management, has been picked to also lead the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries,
Peter Meyer, a self-described inquisitive coastal naturalist and author of “Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast: Common Birds, Crabs, Shells, Fish, and other Entities of the Coastal Environment,” has died.
The four-year legal battle over air pollution from Titan America’s proposed cement plant in New Hanover County is over now that the company has requested cancellation of the air-quality permit and opponents have dropped their appeal.
A huge, mixed-use development is set to get underway soon in the Pender County community of Scotts Hill.
A new government report says climate change is a big threat to the health of the American people, affecting food and water sources, air quality, weather and our interactions with the environment.
Titan America’s Carolina Cement Co. has applied to state air-quality regulators to change its 2013 pollution permit to reflect the company’s recent decision to abandon plans for a mining operation and expanded cement plant in New Hanover County.
Professionals, planners and managers will show how to protect and restore coastal water quality during the Governor’s South Atlantic Alliance workshop April 28 in Wrightsville Beach.
Environmental group Oceana has released a set of maps that show the overlap of current seismic airgun permit application areas in the Atlantic and known habitats for at-risk turtles, whales and sharks, as well as other important fish species.
Graduate students at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment want to know more about coastal N.C. residents’ thoughts on wind-energy development and are conducting a survey for a class project.
Brunswick County commissioners said Monday they need more time to consider a proposed ordinance covering abandoned vessels in county waters.
Crews began work this week on a $2.45 million channel-dredging project in the New River, a collaborative effort involving the state, Onslow County and North Topsail Beach, which will use the compatible spoils for beach re-nourishment.
Though the federal government removed the Atlantic Ocean from its proposed five-year plan for oil and natural gas leasing, offshore seismic testing for fossil fuels will continue as planned.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and trustees of N.C. State University’s endowment fund and the university’s natural resources foundation have reached an agreement in which ditches must be plugged to restore natural water flow on 120 acres of the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest.